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Visiting the World's Most Expensive Cities

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Visiting the World's Most Expensive Cities

Looking south from Sacre Coeur, Paris

Mark Kahler, licensed to About.com

Paris has a somewhat deserved reputation among the most expensive cities for food costs. But that food is often of such high quality that the relative costs are not really that outrageous. It is necessary to adopt some dining strategies here, but you will soon see that great food is part of the Paris experience.

So in what area should we economize? Start with 10 quick money saving tips for Paris. Then find affordable three-star hotels and other moderately priced accommodations, an area where many tourists fail. A little bit of homework will save money on hotel rates, which at first glance are quite high.

More tips: The view you see here is probably the best in all of Paris, and it's free. Just take a short ride up to Sacre Coeur and avoid the expense (and long lines) at the Eiffel Tower. With a little research, you can find cheap ground transportation, discounts on attractions and a host of miscellaneous money-saving tips.

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